Sun Hat Flop

 In Sewing, Tutorials

If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen all this brightly coloured, beautiful printed fabric cut out into enough pieces to make two girls sun hats.  What a disaster!!!I followed, what turned out to be a horrific tutorial and in the end even the pattern pieces didn’t match up. This is what I was left with.

                   Sun Hat Fail! This sun pattern didn’t work. But the fabric is fabulous.


And this was my second attempt! I had previously ripped everything out, assuming I must have done something wrong. Eventually I’ll rip the seams out and try and re-purpose what’s there. But for now, these have been thrown across the craft room.


              Polka dot girls dress. Simplicity pattern.

I needed to work on something satisfying immediately.  So, I choose a beautiful fabric, a REAL old Fashion Simplicity Pattern, I embellished myself with the folds down the front.

I stitched it up in time for Violet to wear it to school. I just LOVE it. It filled the void the sun hats left.

                      A simple girl’s dress. I embellished the front with a folded fringe. So cute.

It’s so sweet don’t you think!?

Fits perfectly! She loves it too. Perfect girls dress pattern for everyday.

…and on her head, is one of my old sun hats.

What started as a sun hat fail, turned into a great little sun dress success. One of my old sun hats did just fine.



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